Radio Sessions

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Production House Records was formed in 1987 by Phil Fearon, Laurie Jago and Raj Malkani. Fearon enjoyed a string of hits in the 1980s as producer and frontman of British soul/dance/pop collective, Galaxy.

John Kenneth Holt (11 July 1947 – 19 October 2014) was a reggae singer and songwriter from Jamaica who first found fame as a member of The Paragons before establishing himself as a solo artist.
Holt was born in the Greenwich Farm area of Kingston, Jamaica, in 1947. His mother Amy, was a nurse. By the age of 12, he was a regular entrant in talent contests run at Jamaican theatres by Vere Johns, winning 28 contests, some broadcast lives on Radio Jamaica. He recorded his first single in 1963 with “Forever I’ll Stay”/”I Cried a Tear” for record producer Leslie Kong, and also recorded a duet with Alton Ellis, “Rum Bumper”, for producer Vincent “Randy” Chin.

Stax Records is an American record label originally based in Memphis, Tennessee. Founded in 1957 as Satellite Records, the label changed its name to Stax Records in 1961 and shared its operations with Volt Records, a sister label created to avoid the impression of favouritism among radio stations playing their records.

Mother’s Day is a special day honouring mothers, and it’s celebrated in loads of countries throughout the world. It is also known as Mothering Sunday in the UK.

This year, it falls on Sunday 14 March.

Why is Mother’s Day different in the UK?

The date is linked to Easter in the UK, which is different each year as the lunar calendar determines it. 

The UK’s Mother’s Day always falls on the fourth Sunday during Lent’s period, when people typically give up things like certain foods or bad habits for the days leading up to Easter.

I’ve chosen some classic tracks from 70s rock to include Rod Stewart & The Small Faces, Asia, Thin Lizzy, Backman Turner Overdrive, Free, Rainbow and more. 15 Tracks in total, of which I’m sure you will know, and possibly bring back memories for most of us; I know it did for me whilst playing them.

In my Latest Pickwiz Radio Manchester Session, I’ve included various sounds from a wide range of genre, a little something for everyone, I feel.

So chill out and enjoy this fantastic music selection. I have a special request from Lisa Whitney, who works in the cardiology dept at North Manchester General Hospital, Crumpsall. She asked me if I could play a track from Lionel Richie / Love Will Conquer All, and dedicate it to Kevin, so for you, Lisa, it’s in this session just for you.

We at Pickwiz Radio Manchester Love, the seventies, mostly the smooth tracks like these from The Bay City Rollers, Lynn Anderson, Edison Lighthouse and The Three Degrees, but to name a few included in this session. Over one hour of great tunes.

Top 20 listeners Selection, a compilation of favourite tunes as chosen by our listeners from a list I put together counting down from number 20 to 1

I just received the 2nd album “Impossible Is Nothing” by The Band Bauer, and I must say it’s just as brilliant as the first album.


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